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Carlo Curly discusses the history and future of the organ as an instrument and his career as a classical organist

BROADCAST: Dec. 15, 1983 | DURATION: 00:34:52


Studs interviews Carlo Curly, a RCA recording classical organist. Includes an interview from two years earlier with Curly giving a commentary about Virgil Fox, his greatest influence. Curly describes his family background in music. He explains in great detail the history of the organ, how it is made, and the music written for it. He explains the difference in music between pipe organs and electronic organs. Curly talks about his experience playing in Japan. He speaks of Bach and Mendelson and their influence on the organ as a classical instrument. The musical pieces are removed from this edited version of the original recording.